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unprecedented happened on thursday night in baltimore, deb. fans actually gave a standing ovation to nfl officials. that's how bad this has gotten. monday night, of course, the botched call, changed the outcome of the seahawks-packers game in favor of seattle. that kind of led to a public outcry. this cannot stand. 17 hours of negotiations between the nfl and the officials on tuesday. finally late wednesday night, they had an agreement in principle. now finally the agreement has been formalized. the referees are back on the field and sunday's games will be fully staffed by the proper officials. >> you know, what's interesting is that one of sticking points is that nfl owners wanted the referees to become full-time nfl employees. a lot of these refs hold other jobs. and that was one of the reasons that the owners were so unwilling to compromise. why? i mean, these are very dedicated, professional referees. why should that technically be an issue? >> this is one of the things that gave the referees a really strong position in the bargaining. take the most famous referee, ed hochuli. he wor
night. the real refs got a standing ovation before thursday night's browns/ravens game in baltimore. here is what makes that scene hilarious. ask any sports fan, player or coach, the least popular man or woman on the field is the one holding the wlislhistle. people hate referees. that is partly as a function. despite the striped uniforms, they are meant to be invisible. we only notice them when they mess up or as it seems when they are gone and not there doing their jobs as professionals. allow me a metaphor of my own. to me, this is part of the labor image we all need to see in america as a whole. these individual maligned individuals at the bottom of the pay scale and the bottom of the status scale within the game of football are the key to its fairness and legitimacy. people will still watch the nfl and deal with and live in america even if it manages to crush unions. the lesson i take away is the absence of real professionals really makes a difference. thank you, 47%. now, forget the chicago teachers' strike, folks. it seems all it took for politicians to pay attention to labor
. baltimore book fest. tomorrow, richmond, virginia, at noon. and then in the evening i'll speak in norfolk. then on monday night, we'll be at virginia tech, which is very interesting, going back to the scene of the massacre. i'll be speaking there, you know, 32 people were killed there. and colin goddard is coming with us. he was one of those victims. he was shot four times. i'm also looking forward to interviewing a professor there. and then we're on to colorado for the big debate. we're going to be doing something interesting. we're both speaking on the silent majority election 2012 tour, but also we do this daily, radio and television broadcast that airs on over 1,100 stations, so we have to do the broadcast wherever we are. and being on the scene has been remarkable. i'll give you one example. we, last week, were in freeport, illinois, and got a truck, and we went to the stevenson fairgrounds. it was right across the street from a plant which happened to be owned by bain capital. across the street, the workers, the employees of this plant who worked there like, oh, dot turner for 4 ye
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